History is a reference point for Sydney painter Kate Dorrough and has been an ongoing source of influence for her as an artist. At Hill End Kate plans to look at the unique layers of History that surround Hill End to create organic hand built ceramic forms and paintings.
Kate completed a Master of Art, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1994 and was a member of the Sydney University Archaeological Expedition drawing team to Tarone Greece. In 2004 Kate was a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery and was included in both the Salon des Refuses and the Portia Geach Memorial Art Award at S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney. Her work is represented in the collections of both Campbelltown and Grafton Regional Art Galleries. In 1999 Kate was awarded the AGNSW Denise Hickey Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and a Bundanoon Trust Residency. Most recently in 2003 she had a ceramic residency at Fusions Gallery in Brisbane.